Sustainable Development of Obolon Corporation
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Sustainable development is a key element of the Obolon Corporation’s strategy. It allows the company to implement its corporate ambitions and fully develop each of its CSR areas: employee development, environment protection, promotion of sports, and support of the local communities.
Producing beverages with a high level of quality and safety is the basis for the long-term development of the Obolon Corporation. Stability of production processes and guaranteed quality and safety of its beverages ensure that the company achieves its goals on the way to sustainability.
Climate change, resource depletion, and energy dependence are the challenges of the 21st century for individuals as well as for large manufacturers. Reduction of environmental impact and conservation of nature are priorities for Obolon as the largest Ukrainian beverage producer.
Obolon makes both a direct and an indirect impact on the economy of the country as a whole and specific regions where its facilities are located through job creation, paying taxes to the local and state budgets, development of related industries, and support of the social culture.
Adhering to the principles of sustainable development, Obolon views the participation in the social life of the regions where its facilities are located as an important component of developing Ukrainian society as well as its own business.
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11 million hectolitres of beer annually - the largest brewery in Europe

14 artesian wells provide high-quality water.

4 laboratories operate at the main Obolon brewery:

  1. experimental
  2. production
  3. radiological
  4. technical supervision


Brewing system Ziemann (Germany):

  • 12 batches of wort per day, 750 hectolitres each
  • Halving of heat consumption

Filtering units KHS (Germany):

  • 950 hectolitres of beer per hour

The largest bottling line in Ukraine:

  • 110,000 bottles (0.5 l) per hour
Today, Obolon is associated with Ukrainian beer No. 1 on five continents.
  • 1993 introduction of beer bottling line with 0.33 l bottles
  • 1995 soft drink bottling line in PET bottles
  • 1996 keg filling line
  • 1997 beer bottling line with tin cans and a 24,000 per-day capacity
  • 1997 first 4 cylindroconical vessels (CCVs) installed for beer fermenting
CCT (cylindro-conical tank) is a vessel for beer fermentation
  • 2001 malt production reequipment - a doubling of capacity
  • 2002 new KHS keg filling line
  • 2003 new Inopro Getra ECO KHS
  • 2004 Ziemann brewing lines
  • 2004 20 new cylindroconical vessels (CCVs)
  • 2008 increase of beer and soft drink bottling line capacity
  • 2008 ISO integrated control system

Energy Efficient Technologies and Innovations

  • 1998 reconstruction of industrial cooling system
  • 2008 reconstruction of heating system
  • 2009 adoption of long-term Energy Saving Programme
  • 2010 construction of condensate iron-removal unit
  • 2010 energy saving equipment on brewing lines No.2 and No.3
  • 2011 refrigeration and compression shop (RCS) recycling water supply reconstruction
  • 2011 RCS heating system reconstruction using waste heat
  • 2012 reconstruction of heat supply system and grain drying condensate removal system
  • 2014 Obolon is listed in the State Register of manufacturers implementing energy-saving projects
  • 2015 commissioning of two steam boilers on solid fuel.
Reasonable use of resources by the corporation enterprises reduced the energy component of the product cost by 0.35%.


Output capacity of the largest bottling line in Ukraine, installed at the main brewery in Kyiv
bottles per hour
28.6% of the beer market
A 28.6% share in the Ukrainian beer production in 2013 was held by Obolon
14% of the soft drinks market
14% of the total Ukrainian soft drinks output in 2013 was produced by the Obolon Corporation
12 batches per day
12 batches of wort, 750 hectoliters each, are brewed by Ziemann (Germany) brewing system per day


  • Since its establishment and till this day, Obolon Corporation has been maintaining and developing the charity and volunteering traditions. Each year, Obolon makes investments into the regions where its companies are located, implements initiatives of social importance, and supports the partners by funding and product donations. Today the social activity of the company is an important component for sustainable development of the country and for the life of the Ukrainian society.More
  • Achieving a gender balance is important for sustainable development not only as an ethical norm, but as a requirement for effective operation.The companies of Obolon Corporation have about 28% of female employees.Under the Gender Plan adopted in 2011 and the Collective Bargaining Agreement revised in 2012, Obolon guarantees and ensures equal employment rights for men and for women.More
  • The early 2000s boosted the development of corporate volunteering at the Obolon Corporation facilities.The donorship movement in the company, initiated by the employees, has been growing for over 14 years.Each year new employees join the regular donors and continue the noble tradition in the company. More
  • Since 1994, the Obolon Corporation is a member of the Ukrainian Quality Association, and since 1998 a member of the Quality Leaders Club of Ukraine. The Corporation is successful in the competition both on the domestic and on the international markets.In 2008, Obolon created an integrated management system and had four international standards certified at onceMore
  • In 2013, the Obolon Corporation reduced its production waste levels by 48.5%. Among other things, this was achieved due to comprehensive recycling of used PET packaging.For 12 years, Obolon has been running the waste plastic packaging recycling project.The collection of used bottles, reduction of emissions, and reduction of energy consumption help Obolon significantly reduce its environmental impact.More
  • Responsibility is the foundation of the Obolon Corporation’s environmental policy. In addition to the reduction of environmental footprint, the organic brewing waste recycling technologies allow Obolon supply highly nutritious feedstock to agricultural companies.Besides, such production is a source of additional income for the company.More
  • The Obolon Corporation is one of the largest Ukrainian taxpayers.Its companies employ over 5,000 people, about 5% of whom have children under 6 years.In order to ensure comfortable working conditions and help combine the professional and family responsibilities, in 2013 Obolon joined the “Back to Work” employee reintegration project.More
  • Obolon Corporation helps improve the education of the Ukrainian society through systematic investments into the development of education and book publishing and renovation of educational institutions.For 9 years, Obolon has supported the Petro Yatsyk International Contest of Ukrainian Speakers to promote the second most beautiful language in the world.More
  • Obolon started investing into the development of sports back in the 90s.For over two decades, the corporation has been providing comprehensive support to teams and projects promoting a healthy lifestyle. Today, the Obolon Corporation has its own football club, Obolon Brovar, playing in the national championship; the company supports childrens’ and youth soccer (Zmina sports school), and holds competitions among its personnel.More
  • For more than twenty years Obolon has been implementing a support programme for vulnerable social groups. Such categories include disabled and low-income people, senior citizens and disadvantaged children. This area of work also encompasses the support of large families acting as family-type children’s homes. Implementation of this programme secures the right of children to a family upbringing and a happy childhood spent within a family.More